2nd Prize, Ohio State Fair, 2013


Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance



Ohio State Fair

August 3, 2013


Second Prize Winner


(Image by Catherine Lambrecht)



Second Prize:

Maw-Maw’s Hamburger Crunch

Catherine L Blackwood, Columbus, Ohio


As an eleven year old sixth grader, in 1949, one of my after school duties was to prepare supper for our family.


I learned to be very creative with what I found in the refrigerator and cupboards. Sometimes my creations were well received and other times not so much. One of their favorites and always well received was Maw-Maw’s Hamburger Crunch Stuff.


Maw-Maw’s Hamburger Crunch Stuff started out as “Katie’s Hamburger Crunch Stuff”. When I married and started my own family, it became “Mom’s Hamburger Crunch Stuff”.


Now that I’m a Grandmother and Great-grandmother, it has become “Maw-Maw’s Hamburger Crunch Stuff”.


The dish is very easy to prepare and travels well to picnics, potlucks, and family reunions.




Second Prize:

Maw-Maw’s Hamburger Crunch

Catherine L Blackwood, Columbus, Ohio



2 lbs ground beef

1 onion, chopped

1 pkg frozen mixed vegetables

1 cup chopped celery

2 cans (10.5 oz) chicken rice soup

2 cans (10.5 oz) cream of mushroom soup or cream of celery soup

2 cans water chestnuts, sliced

8 oz can chow mein noodles (3 12 cups)

2 cans (3 or 4 oz) mushrooms (optional)



Brown ground beef with onion.


Add vegetables and celery. Cook together for 10 minutes.


Add remaining ingredients (do not dilute soups). Add cans of mushrooms if desired.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Bake about 1 hour.



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